Chi - The Fundamental Mystery and Miracle

Chi (pronounced chee and also spelled qi or ch’i) is energy - the life giving, vital energy that unites body, mind and spirit.  A concept that has its origins in early Chinese philosophy, chi has been likened to the yogic concept of prana and may also be thought of as life force. 

In Chi Living, Chi Running and Chi Walking basic principles of T’ai Chi are employed to optimize the flow of energy in your body, to reduce the use of force for moving forward, and thereby reduce the risk of walking or running injury, while maximizing the benefits of mindful movement and healthy living.  You don’t need to know anything about T’ai Chi to benefit from all that  Chi Living family of products and services has to offer.  You can, however, benefit directly from the wisdom gleaned by millions of people for millennia who have studied and practiced the flow of chi through the body. 

Great strides can be made to direct and improve the flow of chi with simple exercises and practices. It is always worth the effort. For instance, when your structure is aligned with good posture and your muscles and joints are relaxed, chi energy will flow through your body in an unobstructed life-giving way. It is amazing how well our body responds to proper care even if we’ve neglected it or been abusive for a long time. This is part of the function of Chi. 

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A Chi Running Love Letter

I am 51 years old and always wanted to be a runner (even had recurring dreams about running), but I always walked so heavy that when I ran even for 3 minutes, I invariably got shin splints. My boss told me about Chi Running and I downloaded the book on to my Nook ...

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